Sunday’s 8th race from Santa Anita Park is the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-bred 4-year-olds and up dashing five and one-half furlongs on the turf course (Post Time 7:09 p.m. ET).
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#3 BRANDOTHEBARTENDER (5-1) showed nice late interest in a local turf sprint Feb. 23, and he might be rounding back into top form in his third start after a layoff. Umberto Rispoli strings along.
#7 Lieutenant Dan (7-2) tries hard throughout regardless of distance or surface. He will get a jump on the closers.
#2 Wound Tight (6-1) is a classy, consistent turf router with speed. Rafael Bejarano rides him well and he is a threat if he handles this abbreviated trip.
#4 Just Grazed Me (4-1) had her 3-race win streak snapped in a runner-up finish as the chalk Jan. 18. She is fresh and fits with these.
#5 Tigre Di Slugo (12-1) was pretty good in all three dirt sprints. Smiling Tiger is a decent first turf sire and Flavien Prat strings along.
#3 to win
March 2020 Best Bet Winners
March 1 - Fashionably Fast/Oliver Exacta ($5.60)
March 3 - WHISTLING BIRDS ($6.80), Exacta ($38.00)
March 12 - Fire Coral/Charming Lady Exacta ($26.20)
March 15 - BALTIMORE BEECHO ($8.40), Exacta ($16.80)
March 20 - Mia Mischief/Shanghai Tariff/Estilo Femenino Trifecta ($15.15)
March 21 - WARD 'N JERRY ($5.60), Trifecta ($14.85)
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